Dynamic Dialogue: Translating with Gili Haimovich

Dynamic Dialogue: Translating with Gili Haimovich

Dynamic Dialogue: Translating with Gili Haimovich

It has been a privilege to be immersed in Gili’s poetics over time and to observe the evolution of her topics and aesthetics. Gili’s poetry is modernistic, often with short lines and spare language. Her Hebrew register ranges from the biblical (“Go, move, fly or breathe / from your country, from your people, your fatherland, your mother’s language, / so you become a great nation, a small blessing”) to everyday Hebrew (shawarma).